Little baby outfits like this one are so satisfying because they don’t take much time or many materials. A small amount of baby flannel became basic baby pants, to which I added a leg ruffle for fun. Then I made a small applique with a scrap of fabric and sewed it onto a plain bodysuit. I’ve done a similar thing to bodysuits that were given to us but I didn’t like the design on, but this one was just a nice, soft, plain white one. The pants were a little too long, so I’ve turned up a basted hem on the ruffle, which makes it a little stuff, but I think I should be able to take it back out easily in a couple months when she’s taller, and then these pants should be favorites all winter.
Many knitters got started because they know someone who is always knitting, and they are a little jealous of all the fabulous things they make, right? It was no different with me. One of my mama friends is an excellent and avid knitter, and she inspired me to figure out the whole knitting thing a few years ago. She’s also generous, so for Daphne’s first birthday she made these gorgeous legwarmers that match the sweater she made Daphne as a newborn, and which the baby can still wear. Lucky Daphne! I wanted to create an outfit around the legwarmers, and I thought I already had the perfect skirt on hand so I sewed an embroidered applique to a white bodysuit to complete the outfit. I got this embroidery file free on emblibrary.com when it was their featured file of the month, and it couldn’t be any sweeter. One a cooler day she can swear it with the matching cardigan and she’ll be the cutest, coziest baby in the whole world. (I’m pretty sure.)